Comments: Who's writing your encyclopedia?

I hear you on the issue of Wikipedia - I constantly have to remind my students that it is NOT an authoritative source of information. I do tell them, though, that it can sometimes be a place to start looking, and might give them some ideas. Just don't treat it as a scholarly resource (at the college level they shouldn't be citing encyclo's anyway.) I have even asked my kids' elementary school principal to reconsider teachers' recommending wiki for projects - hello, what happened to books? But of course, it is the perfect place for pop culture perusing :) I do it all the time myself.

Posted by Jennifer at November 1, 2007 01:09 PM
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